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05-30-2007, 09:27 PM
I want to build a frame to hold freezer paper for paper tuning. Does anyone have plans, picks etc. of a frame they have built? Thanks, Woody

Bill in San Jose
05-31-2007, 06:16 PM
I've seen this design used.

White 1 inch PVC tubing, 2 90 elbows and 4 T fittings and drill/screw holes to put in clips to hold paper. Glue the top and legs together seperately and use a press-fit of the legs into the base so it comes apart for storage or transport.

Materials cost should be less than $10 at Home Depot.

05-31-2007, 07:12 PM
Bill, thanks so much !!! This is an awesome idea. I was thinking of using metal {angle iron}, but PVC is cheaper and is available close to my home {Home depot & Lowes}. Thanks so much for sharing !!! Woody

06-01-2007, 11:08 PM
I stopped by home depot after work and picked up the following items to build this tuning frame.
2 each 10-foot joints of 3/4" schedule 40 PVC
2 ea. 3/4" 90 degree elbows
4 each 3/4" "T" connectors
1 can cheap PVC glue.
Total cost was $8.60 including tax, not bad !!! I now have a pretty good tear pattern working and tomorrow i will fine tune my bow. i hope to have my field tips and braodheads impact in the same spot {the bullseye}. Thanks Bill for the idea and drawing!!! Woody

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Bill in San Jose
06-01-2007, 11:52 PM
I love it when a plan comes together!

If you're not familiar with it, download the Easton tuning guide from their web site, the BEST detailed guide includng paper tuning as only 1 part of getting your bow 'just right'.

06-02-2007, 11:35 PM
I love this tuning guide from Eastons. I paper tuned last night and this morning. Then i went to the local park to fine tune. I was able to hit bullseyes at 20 yards with my Bear razorhead braodheads. I was very good at 30 and 40 yards. I then shot my Cabelas Lazer mag broadheads and my 125 grain field tips. All 3 of these set ups were within 3 inches of the bullseye. This is the best job i have ever done in tuning a bow. Awesome, thanks for the plans for the frame. Woody

Mike D
09-08-2008, 01:59 PM

What are you using to hold the paper tight at the top? I can see the clips at the bottom but nothing at the top.

09-08-2008, 05:59 PM
Good job... will have to pass this along to others.

09-08-2008, 06:25 PM
Great idea..

09-08-2008, 06:31 PM
For sale sign.

09-08-2008, 08:48 PM
I built a frame like that, then went to hobby lobby and got a roll of craft paper and a 48 " 1/4" dowel rod, cut the dowel to fit in between the uprights, and got 4 zip tie's used 2 tie's on top one on each side of the craft paper that is on the top piece of pvc, this holds it tight, then 2 on the bottom with a dowel with the paper sandwiched between the pvc and dowel. this setup works real well for me

09-09-2008, 12:44 PM
I will be making one of these in the near future......gets it up and out of the way.....


09-21-2008, 10:35 PM
my tuning/bow rack




09-23-2008, 02:58 AM
When you're at the deer lease and think you knocked your bow out of tune, a cardboard box, duck tape and a page out of Golf Digest works quite well too.